Employment & training

We provide more than just housing. We aim to transform lives by going the extra mile and making sure you have the care, support and information you need, especially when it comes to helping our tenants secure a job and learn new skills.

Funded projects


Building Better Opportunities – The Working Well Project Carlisle and Eden

Riverside has been granted funds from the Big Lottery and European Social Fund for a project to deliver new ways to work with individuals who are facing multiple and complex barriers to employment.

What is the project about?

We will be working in partnership with The Conservation Volunteers, Impact Housing and Workers Educational Association to offer individual and group based packages on a voluntary basis up until March 2019.

This project moves away from just information, advice and guidance, providing opportunities to develop confidence and competencies through a range of experiential and practical situations through on the job training.

We will be engaging with people by identifying what support is needed to address individual barriers and challenges. Then create bespoke training and work experience to improve employability and opportunities to access work.

Who is it open to?

The project is only funded for people across Carlisle and Eden, who struggle to find work and manage their finances.  Focusing in on the Belle Vue, Botcherby Castle, Denton Holme, Morton, St Aidans, Upperby, Alston Moor, Penrith East and West areas.


What we are looking to achieve

We want to engage with 258 people by March 2019.  At the end of their programme participates will have the confidence and will be able to demonstrate:

  • improvements in their health and wellbeing,
  • greater confidence in managing their finances,
  • a more active role in their community,
  • active engagement with employment or training,
  • ability and awareness of how to improve local service delivery.

How can you get involved?

Our Employment and Training Team in the North Region will be working with our customers who fit the criteria and will be in touch with them.  You can also contact the project officer on 0345 111 0000 if you would like to find out more.

Monthly update

We will be providing monthly updates on here once the project starts.

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